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Elton John Now Says Miley Cyrus is a “Terrific Girl”

2 Apr

Remember when Elton John said Miley Cyrus was a “meltdown waiting to happen?”

Yeah, scratch that.

On Wednesday’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the 66-year-old musician actually defends the tongue-wagging princess.

“She’s a big supporter of the Elton John Aids Foundation… she’s a terrific girl,” Sir Elton tells DeGeneres.

“Her dad’s been in the business for a long time. [The VMAs] was a controversial performance that got everybody talking. And that’s what it’s suppose to do… she’s 18, or 19 or whatever,” he says.

Sir Elton also points out that since the VMAs, no one’s talked about any other artist.

“She has two records in the top 10. She has a number one single,” he says.

As for that interview with The Australian, in which he also called out on Lady Gaga (“I’d like to be able to talk to her right now, but I can’t get through to her”), Sir Elton brushes it off like an old jacket that doesn’t sparkle anymore.

“That was the Australian press. We know what they’re like,” he says.


Elton John’s appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show airs on Wednesday.

Here’s a clip:

[Lead image courtesy of Michael Rozman/Warner Bros./Getty Images]

Elton John: Miley Cyrus Is a ‘Meltdown Waiting to Happen’

3 Mar

With his music career spanning almost half a century long, Elton John knows a few things about the industry.

In his recent interview with The Australian, the British crooner says he can foretell celebrity disasters and controversial twerker Miley Cyrus is headed for a big one.

“I look at Miley Cyrus and I see a meltdown waiting to happen,” he tells the publication. “And she’s so young! But she’s got two records in the top 20, so who is going to stop her?”

And the former Disney starlet isn’t the only one who “can’t stop.” (Sorry, we couldn’t help it).

According to Sir Elton, the godmother of his children, Lady Gaga, is also bound for danger.

“With Gaga – who I love, she’s the godmother to our children – I’d like to be able to talk to her right now, but I can’t get through to her. And there are times when you have to listen,” he says. “When your persona begins to take over your music and becomes more important, you enter a dangerous place. Once you have people around you who don’t question you, you’re in a dangerous place.”

“Sometimes you try and reach out to someone and tell them they’re going to have a car crash, like I did with Ryan Adams, Ryan didn’t listen to me. He had the car crash, he recovered, and now he’s back and on great form,” he continues. “People either listen to you or they don’t.”

Given that Cyrus and her fiance, Liam Hemsworth, recently ended their engagement, maybe it’s time she starts taking a closer look at her life.

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